That JD Salinger, author of Catcher In The Rye, has taken recourse to the law to try to block the publication of an unauthorised sequel, 60 Years Later: Coming Through The Rye , written by someone calling himself John David California, on the grounds that it infringes his copyright, and is suing for damages from its author and publishers shouldn't really surprise anyone.
Least of all the author who is now feigning outrage and calling it “a little bit insane".
"Maybe he will get upset, but I'm hoping he will be pleased," California was quoted as having told the Guardian on May 14. "I'm not trying to lure him out of hiding – maybe he wants his privacy [but] it would be fun for me to hear what he thinks about this, and if he's pleased with the way I've portrayed Holden Caulfield and his future." Yeah, right.
Hopefully, it is now clear to JD California what JDS thinks about all phonies.